George L Rupp
1935 – 2023
November 16, 2023
George L. Rupp grew up in Pennsylvania but loved his years out West in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. He was the middle son, of three boys (Vern, George & John) to parents Adam and Stella Rupp. In 1959, George met his beloved wife, Mary on a blind date. They were married two years later and spent 56 wonderful years together. They had three children Darlene (Clark) Davis, Jeff (Rosalee) Rupp, and Gloria (Kyle) Geffre with 6 grandchildren, Ryan Davis, Samantha Hanes, Matthew Williams, Rachael Rupp, Elizabeth Rupp, and Addison Geffre. George is survived by his brother, John (Cathy) Rupp; sister-in-law, Lillian (Vern) Rupp; and many other close relatives (Hoover, Rupp, and Bowman families).
Geroge was a certified electrician by trade and worked many years for the Bureau of Reclamation at Fort Peck Dam (Montana), Seminoe Dam (Wyoming) and Boysen Dam (Wyoming). George enjoyed the Thermopolis Hot Springs hot pools, fishing, hunting, and oil painting. He helped Mary open their Shoe Barn shoe business in Thermopolis. He constantly assisted her with craft projects. He listened to classical Mantovani records, Barry Manilow, and Alan Jackson music, while always cruising through garage sales with Mary, spending time in his faith with the Lord, and their many trips to Pennsylvania visiting family and friends after his retirement.
George was a kind-hearted gentleman who always would lend a hand to those in need with a friendly word or an entire conversation about computers, hydrogen cars, politics, fishing, hunting, or the struggles of using his cell phone. He would regularly dance a little jig or would give you a
big hug. He was a wonderful father to his children playing on the floor with them, playing cards, building Legos or taking the family to the mountains to explore, which he was really scouting for elk.
He was a loving husband to Mary, all through the years, even until the very end in 2017 as she had fought Alzheimer's disease. They had moved to Laurel, Mont., to be with family due to the illness. They are now in heaven as George passed away on November 5, 2023.
Services will be held Wed., November 22 in Laurel, Mont., at 11 a.m. for a Military Honors ceremony at Yellowstone National Cemetery, 55 Buffalo Trail Rd, and funeral service at 12 p.m. at The Rock Church, 820 W. 9th St. with reception afterwards.